Skip Next Build Plugin

Challenge: 

You need to skip building a job for a short period of time. This typically happens when:

  • You are going to take external resources that the build utilizes offline for maintenance, and you don’t want to be annoyed by all the build failure notices, or
  • You are merging a major feature branch and you want to prevent builds until after the merge is completed.

While you can skip a build by disabling the project from the project configure page, you then need to remember to re-enable the project once the maintenance or merge activites are complete. Need we say more?

Solution: 

The Skip Next Build plugin, available with Jenkins Enterprise by CloudBees, allows you to skip building a project for a specified period of time. The build automatically turns on after the elapsed time period. The plugin helps administrators ignore a lot of false negatives and save time when managing resources.